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Old 10-26-2014, 07:27 AM   #1
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Wireless camera system

Interested in a wireless rear camera for FC 28, not just for backup but for lane changing, etc. when interstate driving. Any advice on brands?


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Old 10-26-2014, 07:33 AM   #2
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While it is expensive, it works. Our Voyager camera is permanently mounted above the Classic's rear window and gets power from a light fixture in the rear roof locker above the twin beds.
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Old 10-26-2014, 07:38 AM   #3
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If you have an iPhone, I use THIS ONE that uses my phone as the monitor. I'm very happy with it. Much less expensive than Voyager.
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Old 10-26-2014, 08:22 AM   #4
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We also use a Voyager. It is pricey, but it works.

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Old 10-26-2014, 08:33 AM   #5
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We also installed voyager, I had factory mount it when we went to J C
I use the video in on our rand Mcnally gps. It is easy to switch between gps map and rear video. It has been flawless
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Old 01-14-2015, 09:42 PM   #6
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I mounted an inexpensive webcam to the storage locker over the rear window, looking out through the window. I put a wireless router in the front living room to act as a relay in case the signal from the camera wasn't strong enough. I use a free cam viewer app that is available in iOS and Android. It runs on my iPAD or an Android tablet and my iPhone. Both the camera and the router coincidentally run off 12V.

I had all this stuff on hand, so the cost to me was $0. If you had to buy the camera and wireless router, the pair would probably run you as little as $50 to as much as $200 depending on your selections.

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Old 01-14-2015, 09:47 PM   #7
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I mounted an inexpensive webcam to the storage locker over the rear window, looking out through the window. I put a wireless router in the front living room to act as a relay in case the signal from the camera wasn't strong enough. I use a free cam viewer app that is available in iOS and Android. It runs on my iPAD or an Android tablet and my iPhone. Both the camera and the router coincidentally run off 12V.

I had all this stuff on hand, so the cost to me was $0. If you had to buy the camera and wireless router, the pair would probably run you as little as $50 to as much as $200 depending on your selections.

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Can you tell us the make and model of the router?
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I found an inexpensive $125 baby monitor that I mounted in the back window. The monitor is 5" and is really clear.

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Old 01-14-2015, 11:47 PM   #9
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Interesting.......


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Old 01-15-2015, 05:44 AM   #10
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Rear View Camera on Airstream

I have the Voyager, installed at the factory prior to delivery. This is very helpful for lane changing once one understands the depth perception issues. It covers nearly 180, and is very helpful to see vehicles which are overtaking me. Also, when backing up this helps to prevent running over a picnic table or whatever is hidden back there.

I have mine on continuously when on the road, runs off the clearance light power in rear. So, on when lights are on.

A second and third camera can also be added but must be hard wired to the monitor. Only one wireless camera is allowed with the Voyager.
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I use the same one as Wayne&Sam and have commented on it in other posts. In short, it is perfect and had I had one of these in the beginning, I would have saved several thousand dollars in rear panel replacements before I learned to never ever back up without a spotter. Jim


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Can you tell us the make and model of the router?
My router is a Linksys WRT54G Version 6. They are old now, but still available (new and refurbished) on Amazon for less than $30.

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My router is a Linksys WRT54G Version 6. They are old now, but still available (new and refurbished) on Amazon for less than $30.

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Thanks, found one for $15 shipped...now to find a camera.
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Thanks, found one for $15 shipped...now to find a camera.
You will want to find a webcam viewer that has the capability to reverse the image left-to-right and maybe flip it upside down, depending on how you mount the camera. Mine is IP Webcam Free, or something like that. It works great, just like having my rearview mirror back.

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